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Carlos Sainz secured his second Formula 1 victory at the Singapore Grand Prix by strategically fending off Mercedes drivers George Russell and Lewis Hamilton. Sainz led the race from start to finish, employing Lando Norris as a buffer against the Mercedes duo, who gained an advantage through a well-timed pit stop. Sainz's tactic allowed Norris to protect his position from Russell, who ultimately crashed on the final lap, securing Sainz's victory. Norris held off Hamilton to secure second place, marking the first non-Red Bull podium of the season.
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Mercedes' Toto Wolff is uncertain if the FIA's recent crackdown on flexible aerodynamic bodywork has impacted Red Bull's performance at the Singapore Grand Prix. Red Bull faced unexpected difficulties in qualifying, but Wolff suggests it's premature to blame the technical directive. Red Bull's Christian Horner also denies any TD-related issues and attributes their struggles to track conditions. Commentators like Ted Kravitz and Martin Brundle believe the situation's true cause will become clearer at the upcoming Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka.
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The 2023 Singapore Grand Prix marks significant changes to the Marina Bay Street Circuit, including track realignment, resurfacing, and a new pit lane paint. This event has been a fixture on the Formula One calendar since 2008, with the 14th edition taking place today on a slightly shorter 4.904km track. Mercedes and Red Bull are the most successful constructors here, while Sebastian Vettel holds the record for driver wins. Two newcomers, Logan Sargeant and Liam Lawson, will debut in Singapore. There will be three DRS zones, and historically, the track is challenging for overtaking, although this year's alterations might change that.
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Logan Sergeant and Alex Albon enjoyed some of Singapore's local delicacies. Albon, with his Asian background, was familiar with these dishes, while Sergeant, who was more open to trying new foods, joined in. Albon explained some of the dishes to his teammate, and his girlfriend, Lily He, pitched in to help.
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are highly regarded by pundits, journalists, and fans as the top driver pairing in Formula 1. A recent survey gave Mercedes over 68% of the vote, outperforming Red Bull and Ferrari. So how close are the Mercedes duo? Have they also been the best statistically?